So I was sick this weekend and decided to watch the WVU v. Oklahoma bowl game from a couple years ago and a few things stood out. (Disclaimer: I know RR didn't coach the game but that was his team/program so I think my observations are still relevant.)
First, setting aside the fact that WVU was playing with a lot of emotion due to RR moving on to Michigan, I still think the defense played really well. They were very aggressive and looked very strong - the legendary Barwis-effect at work. Very disciplined. I was impressed.
Second, I realized that the offense is very balanced when run properly. I think this was lost on our young QB's this past year. Pat White's primary responsibility was not to 'make plays' on his own but to make sound decisions and distribute the football. And it is within this context that he became so dangerous. He knew to wait until the defense had almost forgotten about him and then the opportunity for a huge run would be available to him. Also, the successful run-game really opened up the possibility of catching the defense off guard on the pass for some big gains.
All in all, it was refreshing to watch a team coached by RR that was playing well in a three phases of the game and reminded me why Michigan hired him in the first place.
The Wolverines can be really good under RR - I hope he's around long enough for us to see it.